Author Archives: kfratto

Progress not More Politics

It’s time to end Beacon Hill’s spending spree. I will work to lower taxes without cutting local aid and services.  Bringing more good jobs to our community is a must. As your State Representative I will dedicate myself to making our neighborhoods better for all.   The campaign trail is really heating up in these dog days of summer. People…

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Strength in Numbers

( – promoted by Mike “DD4RP” Rossettie) It is really a shame that the government is not listening to the people. Over two weeks ago, the people of Reading voted in a special election on the issue of the imposed local meals tax. Although the majority of votes were to repeal the meals tax, the sounds of voters fell on…

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Pensions for Felons

Last year, Democrats celebrated and took pride in passing their version of pension reform. They are still celebrating its passing. “We’ve got a – I think – a pension system whose egregious reforms, egregious outliers have been eliminated now through pension reform. I’m very proud of that.” – Governor Deval Patrick on Nightside with Dan Rea, WBZ, June 7, 2010.…

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Election Year Vote or Sincere Vote?

Those that read incumbent State Representative, James J. Dwyer’s most recent Legislative Update might be perplexed by his most recent position on Massachusetts’s new alcohol tax. Yes, Mr. Dwyer voted to impose the alcohol tax last year. During last year’s budget debate, the Massachusetts Legislature, voted to impose the new 6.25% sales tax in addition to the alcohol excise tax,…

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Election Angst Boils Over In Reading

( – promoted by Mike “DD4RP” Rossettie) FRATTO LEADS THE WAY TO REPEAL MEALS TAX

Believes That the Voters Should Have Opportunity to Decide READING, Mass – May 18, 2010 – State Representative candidate Kara Fratto, a Town Meeting member, stood up for the people’s right to be heard after Reading’s Town Meeting voted to impose a local meals tax.…

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